Stories of Success in MESA exhibited during the 6th Africa Water Week

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The sixth Africa Water Week opened in Dar-es- Salaam on Monday 18 July 2016 with a call for African scientists to actively participate in research and capacity building on the continent. During this event The Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) project has exhibited stories of success in MESA. MESA utilizes EO and satellite technologies to generate critical products and information services for socio-economic development of African people as well as sustainable environmental management.

Installation of the new MESA Station at the Institut Supérieur des Techniques Appliquées (ISTA), Kinshasa

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The new MESA Station is installed at the Institut Supérieur des Techniques Appliquées (ISTA), Kinshasa. Eng. Georges Gulemvuga, MESA CEMAC thematic action manager demonstrated the new MESA Station to Prof. Pierre Kasengedia Moumbe, the Directeur Général of the Institut Supérieur des Techniques Appliquées (ISTA), Kinshasa. This is part of the policy being implemented by CIOS to install new MESA Stations in universities in the region to ensure long term capacity in the central Africa region on space-based environmental monitoring.

Minister called on African countries to benefit from Earth Observation

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The government of Zimbabwe called on African countries to take part in the Group of Earth Observation activities as they are of critical value to the African continent due to issues of climate change, drought and flood are affecting Africa.

The Minister of Policy Coordination and Promotion of Socio-Economic Ventures in the Office of the President, Mr. Simon Khaya Moyo, who officially opened the inaugural AfriGEOSS Symposium in Victoria Falls, said “we are aware that Earth Observation science stand out as a key knowledge area for the 21st century. The Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable socio-Economic transformation is founded on scientific evidence based decision making. GEO Earth Observation is its core”.

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The sixth Africa Water Week opened in Dar-es- Salaam on Monday 18 July 2016
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